A-Z of on-screen Bollywood Weddings
With Hindi cinema being built on the bedrock of romance, there have been plenty of weddings on the Bollywood big screen featuring stories centered on married lives. Over the years, filmmakers have explored various themes connected to a couple’s union and offered memorable moments that have left a permanent mark with movie fans along with inspiring those getting married. With the wedding season in full flow, Eastern Eye compiled an all-you-need-to-know A to Z about onscreen marriages in Hindi films.
A is for After marriage: Although most Bollywood love stories have ended with the couple getting together, there have been many that explored the challenges of married life. While films like Saathiya and Chalte Chalte saw loved-up couples learning life lessons, including appreciating one another, others explored different facets of married life. In Woh Saat Din and Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam, the bride learns to love her husband, who initially was her second choice and realises the universe had a bigger plan.
B is for Band Baaja Baaraat: The colourful 2010 musical saw Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh play wedding planners, who go from making the dreams of couples come true to falling in love with each other. The first commercial Hindi film to revolve around wedding planners had many magical moments, including celebratory songs that have become a part of receptions around the world.
C is for Chaudhvin Ka Chand: The classic 1960 romance revolves around a man, who marries the bride of his dreams, but later realises it was the same woman his best friend was in love with. What follows is an interesting triangle weighing up friendship against true love. The tormented man aside, the title track is one of the greatest moments in cinematic history when the husband serenades his new wife in a wonderful way.
D is for Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge: The record-breaking 1995 romance made audiences look at the union of star-crossed lovers in a brand new light. Before this film, couples would rebel against their parents and elope if needed. But the most famous wedding-set movie in Bollywood history put across the message of parental acceptance.
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